The Weekly Stoke: Tragedy on Everest, kids and nature, running form and the perils of living in a mountain town

Mount Everest's north face. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

Mount Everest’s north face. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

Snows are falling, and people are thinking about the slopes. Elsewhere, fall race season is in full swing. Hopefully you’re gearing up and getting out there. On that note, here’s the latest Weekly Stoke!

Sad news from Mount Everest, where four people were recently killed in a massive avalanche on the mountain’s north side.

A fascinating story with a few surprising findings out of the UK in terms of how much — or little — kids are connecting to nature these days. I’d like to see a study like this expanded here to the U.S.

Are you a heel striker? Mid-foot striker? This piece examines the pros and cons of both running forms.

More fun with science: This story goes a little deeper into how exercise affects the brain.

And finally: Have you ever fantasized about moving out of the ‘burbs and living the dream in a mountain town? Like Durango? Outdoor paradise? Yes. But apparently a housing and job market nightmare. There’s a major downside or two about life in those idyllic mountain towns.

To those of you racing this weekend, best wishes! For the rest of you, get out there and live large.

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